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on another alleged top-secret nuclear facility in iran, jennifer griffin is back at the pentagon, live now, what are they saying, jennifer? good morning. >> reporter: bill, well this is from the leading iranian opposition group, which has made the largest revelations in the past of the secret nuclear facilities inside iran and in 2002, they were the first to reveal these secret sites and today they are showing satellite images of what they say is a new facility, 80 miles west of tehran, near the town kasvine and it is being built for uranium enrichment, and they show a series of tunnels in the satellite imagery and they say there has been extensive tunnelling that has -- the tunnels are 200 yards long, into the side of a mountain and show there was nothing there, back in 2005, and, then, in the recent years, they say they have people who have been inside the facility who work for the iranian regime and say it is set up for cascading centrifuges and we have no way to confirm this and reached out to intelligence officials here in the u.s. government, they have no way of confirming but the mu
being built in the side of an iranian mountain. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the specifics. >> reporter: these satellite images from more than six years ago show nothing, but mountains near a military base near tehran. today theres a complicated tunnel system built into the side of the mountain. according to a group of iranian exiles who in 2002 revealed a hidden facility for uranium enrichment inside iran and catching u.s. intelligence and the iaea flat-footed at the time. >> there's this huge underground site built under the tunnels. huge casket halls underground to run secret uranium enrichment program, and certainly not for peaceful purposes. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence sources confirmed they've had their eyes on the facility via satellite for the past four years, but at this point say there's no reason to think it's a nuclear facility. the new tunnels snake for 200 yards and 20 yards wide according to the exile group and appear similar to those in a facility that u.s. intelligence discovered near the iranian town of comb a year ago. >> i can't speak
. jennifer griffin live for us tonight at the pentagon. what -- do we know what iran is really trying to accomplish here? >> well, it could be a goodwill gesture to coincide with the muslim holiday eve. we have also seen in the past, shep, when iran feels pressure over nuclear program that it offers good gestures to take the heat off from the international community. in the last 24 hours south korea has put punishing sanctions on its main bank. >> shepard: you know, there is another big story, jen, concerning iran today. possible evidence that the country is working on another nuclear facility of some kind. this morning, an internal opposition group in iran called the iran policy committee held a news conference in washington. and during that conference, they announced the alleged existence of what it claims is a full enrichment site. satellite images like this one show the site. it appears to be some kind of industrial complex in iran. and according to this group, the facility is going up outside tehran and near the iranian city of qazvin. if it is a secret atomic site it, could be m
jennifer garyen reporting -- griffin reporting life at the pentagon. what do they have to say about this facility? >> reporter: well essentially, jenna, first of all, we have no independent way of confirming what they announced today, but this group in the past has revealed several sites inside of iran, major nuclear facilities that the iaea and white house eventually had to confirm the existence of, so they have proven reliable in the past. they have found a tunnel complex through satellite imagery as well as human intelligence inside the facility. it's about 80 miles west of tehran, it is a facility near the town of cause lean, they call it facility 311 for whatever that's worth. it, essentially, they're saying has 200-yard-long tunnels that are about 20 yards wide inside this mountain. there's been be digging going on for the past five years, and they're saying it looks like it's set up to have uranium-enrichment cascades. they think it's more along the scale of the cone facility that was revealed a year ago eventually confirmed by the white house, and they're saying this is anot
jennifer griffin is talking with folks at the pentagon about this. she will join us live in a bit. fox news alert the latest damage report from the most destructive wildfire in colorado's history. the scope of the devastation now unimaginable. a staggering 169 homes burned to the ground. look at these pictures. somebody lived here. at least 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, even some firefighters couldn't save their own property. >> i stood on this fire and watched firefighters save their neighbors go and watched theirs go, and that's pretty dam hard. >> we looked on the list today, and it is destroyed, it's gone. >> all we wanted was information, better information than what they are giving us. >> we hope tonight to find out if it was destroyed or damaged or if it's still standing. megyn: firefighters say the fire is just 30% contained. i mean just look at these pictures. this is somebody's big, beautiful home just reduced to ashes. they say however the strong within may kick up the sparks and could still spread the flames further. we've got a reporter there, folks, we'll
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